The Lincolnite took a tour around the new Lincoln Central Bus Station ahead of its official opening later this month.
The new facility off Sincil Street, opposite the Lincoln Central Train Station, includes 14 bus bays that will see approximately 650 departures each weekday.
It forms part of the City of Lincoln Council’s £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub.
People also have the opportunity to view the new station on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, before it opens officially on Sunday, January 28.
The Transport Hub also includes a 1,000 space car park, which is due to be fully complete by the end of January, improvements to the city’s railway station forecourt, a new access for vehicles into the railway station car park and pedestrian plaza linking Sincil Street and High Street to the railway station.
Together with the car park, the area is also covered by 73 new 24-hour CCTV cameras.
Kate Ellis, Major Developments Director at City of Lincoln Council, told The Lincolnite: “As part of creating a transport interchange for Lincoln, the bus station is a key component of that.
“The previous bus station was also in a really bad state.
“What we have tried to do here is give the best possible bus passenger experience. We have created a bigger bus station, made it as bright and airy and also made it nice and comfortable.”
Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the City of Lincoln Council, added: “I am delighted by the finished product, it is a beautiful bus station and a huge contrast with the old one.
“This is a major regeneration scheme combined with the 1,000 space multi-storey car park and the new public realm, that in itself is a terrific investment of confidence in the future of the city and will provide a catalyst for other things to follow.”